Friday, March 4, 2011

Layered Background

Happy Friday everyone!

I finally had some time to watch Shari's technique video, showing how to make a watercolored, layered background. I tried 3 different times to get the correct results, with no luck! So I decided to try and do it without watercolor paper.

I stamped the Old Letter Writing and white embossed. Instead of using an acrylic block to get color in the background, I distressed over the embossed text with Old Paper and Antique Linen distress inks. I then stamped the Graph Background with Soft Sand shadow ink. The Fern was then inked up with four different colors, spritzed with water and stamped. The Graph Background is also embossed in white on the white card base. The lace, flowers and gems are Hero Arts too, as well as the sentiment, which was cut apart to fit better with the design.

This was a fun one and I'm glad I didn't give up on trying to get a similar look to Shari's card.

Thanks for stopping by today! I want to thank everyone for the sweet, caring comments on my last post. It is so appreciated! Have a wonderful weekend!